OU Passover: Dannon Yogurt

Dannon has produced some varieties of yogurt certified for Passover when bearing the OUDP symbol. Some 4-packs of yogurt contain a combination of year round OUD (Not Kosher for Passover) yogurts and OUDP (Kosher for Passover) yogurts. Consumers are advised to only use the OUDP yogurts for Passover. The Not Kosher for Passover yogurts do not contain actual chometz, however, we are still advising to set them aside for use after Passover.

From The OK: Terminated Certification – Delice Bakery


As of March 28, 2018, OK Kosher has terminated kosher certification of Delice Bakery (both locations).

Delice Bakery

8583 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035

 7122 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036


This is effective immediately due to kashrus violations during Pesach production.


From the Kof-K: Alert on Streit’s Dark Chocolate Caramel Pecan Clusters


March 19 2018
Streit’s Dark Chocolate Caramel Pecan Clusters contain milk and butter and was mistakenly labeled as Kof-K pareve. This product is certified Kof-K Dairy and Kosher for Passover. Corrective action has been taken.

From The O/U: Pesach Alert – Shemurei Motola

O/UP Shemurei Motola Cut and Seasoned Pickles, sold in Israel, bear an unauthorized O/UP mark.  This product contains Kitniyos

From The O/U: Pesach Alert – Starbucks Cold Brew Chocolate Coconut Coffee

The O/U certifies Starbucks Nariño 70 Cold Brew Chocolate Coconut Coffee.  This product is sold in boxes that are labeled with an O/UP symbol.  Please note that only the coffee packets in the box are certified for Passover, however the chocolate coconut flavor packets are NOT certified for Passover and are not labeled with an O/UP.

OU- Alert – Five Tuna – Not Kosher For Pesach

O/U alert: Five 5 Fish Tuna cans, in France bear an unauthorized OUp.

From The Star-K: Terra de Lyssa Organic Infused Olive Oils

Terra de Lyssa brand Organic Infused Olive Oils bear an unauthorized Star-KP.  These oils are NOT authorized to bear the Star-K and are NOT Kosher for Pesach.

Pesach Alert: Elite Products

Not all Elite products bear recommended Hashgachos.  check the label for a proper, acceptable Hashgacha

Pesach Zoo Alert

Be careful when visiting a zoo during Pesach not to purchase animal food to feed the animals from the zoo, as most of them contain Chometz

Pesach Alert: Matza Ashira

Caution should be used when buying Matzos to be sure that they are not Chometz or in the category of “Matzah Ashira.”  Some examples of this are Grape Matzo, Grape Bit Crackers, Egg Matzo, Egg Matzo Crackers, Egg Matzo Snack Bits, Chocolate Covered Egg Matzo and Tam Tam Crackers.  These items are only permissible for the elderly, ill or young children who are not able to properly digest regular Matzoh.  Yehuda Matzoh from Israel as well as Glick Matzos also make a Matzah look-alike as well as crackers made from tapioca starch.  It is properly certified O/Up, however, keep in  mind that the Bracha for these “faux Matzos” is shehakol and that they are not real Matzoh for any time that Matzoh is needed.

From The O/U: Leaf & Stem Naturals Toothpaste

Leaf and Stem Naturals Toothpaste is NOT acceptable for Pesach.

Pesach Alert: Check Packaging

Be careful to check packages of Kosher-For-Pesach items in the stores for the Pesach certification.  Some non-Pesach Kosher products have similar packaging to those products that are Kosher for Pesach and can be easily confused.

From The Kof K: Joyva

The Kof K does NOT certify Joyva products as Kosher for Pesach.

From The Star-K: For Pesach – Ancient Harvest Quinoa

This year, ancient Harvest brand Quinoa is only approved by the Star-K for Pesach in the form of Ancient Harvest White Quinoa 50 lb. bulk bags (Organic) when bearing the Star-K symbol and a “Best By” date of 2/01/19 – 2/28/19.  A “Kosher for Passover” statement on the label is NOT necessary.

The Ancient Harvest White Grains Traditional Quinoa (12 oz. box or 27 oz. pouch), Ancient Harvest Inca Red Grains Quinoa (12 oz. box) or Ancient Harvest Tricolor Grains Harmony Blend Quinoa (Organic, 12 oz. box) are NO LONGER KOSHER FOR PESACH this year, as they were last year.